Friends’ Book Sale

 

Book Sale Information

We cannot accept donations from October 20, 2018 through October 30.

Annual Fall Book Sale

This year’s Annual Fall Sale is a two-day event commencing Saturday, Oct 27th with doors open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  From 2:30-4:00 p.m. books will sell for half price.

The “Fill your Bag for $5” sale will be on Monday, Oct 29th from 10 a.m – 5 p.m.  You are invited to bring your own tote or paper bag.  Free paper bags will also be available at the library.

Sale categories include fiction, non-fiction, mystery, history, biographies, sports, maritime, cookbooks, gardening, art, children’s books, paperbacks and a nice collection of coffee table books.

Preview the sale by reviewing the Special Books and Signed Books lists.

After the Big Fall Sale don’t forget to mark your calendar to visit the Library between November 21st and January 2nd for our famous Holiday Sale.  We always have many new and like-new books, games and CDs at great prices for fun gift giving.

Donations

We welcome donations of all books in good condition for both adults and children. We also welcome unabridged books on CD, music CDs and movie DVDs as long as they are in their original box.

We cannot accept:

  • Books with mold or water damage
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Text books over 3 years old
  • Technology books/manuals over 2 years old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Vinyl records
  • VHS tapes
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Members of the Book Sale Crew enjoying an evening along the Connecticut River.

FAQs

When and where do I bring my donations to the library?

We accept donations all year long, except for the two weeks before our Spring and Fall sales. Please bring them in any time the library is open. If you have a lot to carry, see the person at the circulation desk to have the door near the handicapped parking opened. Please do not leave donations in the lobby or at the door.

What happens to donations?

Donated items are screened for use by the library (and then cleaned if necessary). If they do not go to the library shelves, they are sorted, priced and put into categories for the book sale. We do not have a lot of sorting room so they go into category boxes in the order in which they arrive. Only signed books are alphabetized. Items that are not in sellable condition are placed on the free shelves near the library copier or sent to the recycling room at the dump.

Can I get a tax deduction?

The library will be happy to give you a form that thanks you for your donations but does not put a monetary value on them. Ask for the form when you bring in your donation items.

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More questions about donations?

Other questions about donations – contact Peggy Tuttle at peggytuttle@gmail.com or Pam Peters at peterspamelaj@yahoo.com

What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?

Book Categories

ART

AV ITEMS (audio books, music cds, movie dvds)

BIOGRAPHIES

CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT

COOKBOOKS

FICTION

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

GARDENING

HEALTH

HISTORY

HOLIDAY

HUMOR

LITERATURE / DRAMA

MISC

MYSTERY

NATURE

PAPERBACKS

PETS

POETRY

RELIGION

SCIENCE

SELF-HELP

SPECIAL

SPORTS & MARITIME

TRAVEL

TRANSPORTATION

Literature/Drama includes short stories, essays, and plays

Miscellaneous includes business, crafts, dance, electronics, politics, technology, and woodworking.

Self-help contains: philosophy, psychology, yoga, ‘how-to’ for personal growth.

Special contains all categories with special pricing based on high value items.

Transportation includes planes, trains, automobiles, motorcycles, etc.

Children’s books include; board books, STEAM, as well as Activities and Games

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